Plenty to Do Around Wilmington This Memorial Day

family riding bikesAs the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is all about family fun, good food and relaxation. When you live at Darley Green, you’ll have spacious outdoor areas in which to set up your grill, but you’ll also have easy access to all that Wilmington, DE and the nearby areas have to offer.

The whole family can enjoy cultural events, recreational areas and a slew of other nearby amenities.

Honoring our military heroes

No Memorial Day celebration would be complete with events honoring the nation’s men and women in uniform. The John Bell House in Dover, DE – just one hour away from Wilmington – is offering Memorial Day events on Monday, May 30th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Stop by the Legislative Hall to honor the sacrifices of Delaware’s military heroes and then join a guided tour of The Old State House on The Green. Dover’s Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour is definitely a must for families; the tour meets at the John Bell House.

If you prefer to stay closer to home this Memorial Day, stop by the Hagley Museum and Library. They are offering free admission for military veterans on the 30th. View the gunpowder works founded in 1802 and catch a demonstration of the only operating black powder roll mill anywhere in the country. The kids are sure to be fascinated by the black powder explosion demonstrations.

Getting active

Get your family active this Memorial Day weekend by heading out to Brandywine Creek State Park. It’s open daily from 8:00 am until sunset. While there are no specific events planned for May 30th, you can bring your kids there on Saturday, May 28th for the Spring Hiking Series. Join a Naturalist on the trails, enjoy the beauty of nature, and learn cool facts about your surroundings. The Spring Hiking Series is ideal for younger kids; although the hike is only about one mile, expect it to take two hours.

Grabbing a bite

After a day enjoying the sights around downtown Wilmington, bring your family to The Creamery in Kennett Square. Although The Creamery has a history dating back to 1902, it’s recently been reopened for the summer of 2016 as a pop-up beer garden. The Creamery is housed in a beautifully up-cycled facility and features food for all ages, smoothies, craft beers, and lawn games for the family.

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